Gabourey Sidibe on Joining Modern Family: 'I'd Love to Do It'


After taking home the Best Actress prize at yesterday's Independent Spirit Awards, all eyes are on Gabourey Sidibe's next move, and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson would like that move to land her on his sitcom Modern Family. "The one [guest star] I actually have gone after -- because she'd be so brilliant -- is Gabourey Sidibe," Ferguson told PopWrap last week. "I think she would be fantastic as a nanny we hire. She's just so bubbly and sweet and a fan of the show. I think this would be a seamless fit for her."

Movieline caught up with Sidibe last night prior to her win -- did she know that Ferguson was going all out to woo her for a guest stint?

"Yeah, I heard that rumor as well," Sidibe said before she was overcome with giggles. "I actually really, really like that show. It's the funniest show, it really is. So, I'd love to do it."

The Precious star had only kind words for Ferguson, adding, "That guy is awesome."

But is his quest a one-man enterprise? I asked Sidibe if Ferguson was the only rep from Modern Family she'd talked to so far. "Noooo..." she said, grinning. "I've talked to some other people [from the show]." Before she could say any more, the demands of the red carpet -- and a second giggling fit -- cut her short.